Friday Linkzookery – 01 Jun 2012

Spy Docs: The Difference Between the A-12 and the SR-71
Declassified documents from 1967 compare the two jets performance side by side.

On wrong side of issues, Obama avoids Wisc.
The President was all for the public sector union idiots when it was cool. Now that their big recall look like it’s about to implode he’s nowhere to be seen.

Pakistan Conducts 4th Missile Test in a Month
Nuclear-capable Hatf VIII cruise missile.

AH-1Z Viper exceeds expectations on first deployment
Four-bladed ‘Zulu’ Cobra attack helicopters performing very well aboard USS Makin Island.

Nuclear Sub May Have to Be Scrapped After Fire
The accident aboard USS Miami (SSN-755) while in drydock for refit was worse than I had understood.

Boeing Super Hornet faces emerging anti-access challenges
There are a lot of reasons why the US Navy is in trouble. Total dependence upon the F-18 for air operations is one of the bigger ones.

After 15 Months in Orbit, Secret Space Plane Finally Returning to Earth
X-37B OTV-2 will return within the next couple of weeks. It was launched March 5th, 2011.

Marine UAV May Stay in the War Zone
K-MAX cargo hauler is getting the job done.

Cope Tiger
US forces go to “war” with the Thai and Singaporean Air Forces in an ever more important large-force exercise.

Guard official: Breastfeeding airmen violated policy on uniforms
Two Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., airmen who donned their uniforms for a photo session in support of Breastfeeding Awareness Month violated a policy that forbids military members from using the uniform to further a cause.

Green Lantern comes out as gay in DC Comics’ ‘Earth Two’
Alan Scott, a character invented in 1940, suddenly revealed to have been homosexual all this time.

Keeping frigates running no easy feat for crews
FFG-7s are nearing the end of their lives. With no replacement in sight.

GO*VETS Foundation to Train 1,000 Veterans
Dedicated to providing veterans with the skills needed to become successful business owners and leaders.

Warning: You are welcome, but your Kindle is not
Let’s laugh at the Luddites.


  1. hmm no climate discussion. Must Fix!
    Global warming could wipe out the goth population
    Britain’s Goth population, identifiable by its distinctive eye markings, peaked at around 90,000 in the 1970s, but since then has been driven out of urban habitats by more aggressive, faster-breeding species like Chavs. While some Goths are expected to hibernate until the weather gives everyone less to be cheerful about, there are fears that some could spontaneously combust in the summer sun leaving behind only a pair of smoking 18-hole Dr Martens.

    So there! Something good will come of this.

    1. That is kind of funny, but I would have given them more points if they decided not to whitewash it, pun intended, with the reference to Chavs.

      “…been driven out of urban habitats by more aggressive, faster-breeding species like Chavs.”

      As if Chavs are the ones driving out the Goths and turning London into Londonistan. Even in humor PC dogma must be followed.

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